Nantucket sleigh ride

Going on a “Nantucket Sleighride”

Review:  “Humpback Whales” at the Science Museum’s Omni Theater It turns out that a “Nantucket sleighride” has nothing to with Christmas, snow, or even winter. It’s what 19th century whalers called what happened immediately after they harpooned a whale — as in, they “got taken on a Nantucket sleighride” (grim but true). The term also...
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